The Arpin Charitable Fund announced this week that its Fourth Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, Massachusetts, has successfully raised $31,000 for charity.
Arpin International Group has won the 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Award, presented by the Latin and Caribbean Movers Association (LACMA), for its commitment to the environment and the global community it serves. Mark Dearborn, vice president of corporate accounts, accepted the award from LACMA Immediate Past President Walter Laffitte on behalf of Arpin International Group.
Amidst concerns of regional destabilization, several middle-eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain have decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. The move will halt all land, air, and sea cargo shipments with Qatar as of June 6, 2017.
Arpin International Group has opened its newest international customer care center in Kerala, the company’s first in India. The office will expand Arpin’s services, assisting corporate personnel who are moving to and from the region.
Effective May 30 – June 19, 2017, port workers in Portugal will participate in a National Strike which will completely halt the processing of household goods shipments. The planned strike will affect all main ports including: Lisbon, Setύbal, Sines, Figueira da Foz Port, Leixões, and Caniçal e Praia da Vitória.
Mark Dearborn, VP Corporate Accounts, joined about 40 of his industry peers in Guadalajara, Mexico, to take part in a community service project. He helped build five houses for the homeless in the two days before the LACMA Conference in Puerto Vallarta.
Two Arpin Group companies have earned #1 supplier satisfaction rankings among the largest suppliers of household goods shipment services, according to two relocation managers’ surveys recently released by independent research firm Trippel Survey & Research.
Karen Bannon has been promoted to marketing manager at Arpin Group.
Bannon is responsible for developing Arpin’s annual marketing plan and corporate branding strategies in coordination with divisional stakeholders. She will also manage the organization’s global marketing, advertising, promotional programs, and monitor industry trends to assess demand for new products and services.
Arpin Group has hired Jerry Munoz as regulatory compliance manager.
In his role, Munoz will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and facilitating Arpin’s regulatory compliance program for both domestic and international employees, agents and other supply chain partners.
Recent storms have impacted normal operations at the Poti Seaport, Georgia. Since December, the entrance channel depth has been severely obstructed with sedimentation and silt stirred up as a result of turbulent weather. This has made it very difficult for vessels to maneuver.
As of January 1, 2017, the C3, C5, and C104a customs’ forms that are currently used to declare household goods and personal belongings will become obsolete. All applications for Transfer of Residence (ToR) after that date will only be accepted online. The information must be completed by the assignee at GOV.UK.
Arpin Group, Inc. was honored with a Global Citizenship Award at Cartus Corporation’s 2016 Global Network Conference, held October 3-4 in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, for its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The Cartus Global Network is Cartus’ industry-leading worldwide service provider network, and the company’s Global Citizenship Award recognizes a deeper appreciation for the companies and individuals in the Network who have exemplified Cartus’ core values of service, collaboration, and respect—all fundamental aspects of good global citizenship. The theme of this year’s conference was “Exceeding Customer Expectations.”
Arpin Group has contracted Dow Jones Risk and Compliance to enhance its anti-bribery, anti-corruption and third-party due diligence compliance screening and monitoring program as the international household goods mover grows its global supply chain.
The old English adage ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ has never been more relevant then now as the UK stands up to its knees in uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. Now that some of the initial debris has settled, we are grabbing our tools and emerging to navigate our way through the muddy Post-Brexit waters. So what next?
According to most global supply chain reports, the implementation of the July 1 Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM) weighing rule has gone smoothly from an operational perspective. However, the application of additional fees has varied widely and remains unpredictable as supply chain partners continue to access the previously unknown cost of compliance. In total, 162 Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) member countries are parties to the convention and are subject to its requirements.
The Arpin Charitable Fund announced this week that its Third Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament, held at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, Mass., has successfully raised $30,800 for charity.
Arpin Group was recognized at the 2016 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s New England regional office this month. The environmental leaders were among three dozen recipients across New England honored for helping to improve New England’s environment.
Karen Bannon has been promoted to communications project manager at Arpin Group.
Bannon will capitalize on the new ways people produce and consume information by developing quality, results-driven content that is fresh and engaging. She will continue to assist with Arpin’s marketing and communication efforts for all divisions through the development and implementation of marketing strategies, messaging, branding, media relations and corporate social responsibility outreach efforts.
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The Mexican government has issued motor vehicle operating restrictions in Mexico City which will be enforced from April 4 – June 30, 2016. The term of this policy may be extended following government review. The restrictions apply to ALL vehicles i.e., trucks, taxis, personal autos, etc. The purpose of the operating restrictions is to reduce pollution. The government estimates that this policy will remove one million vehicles from operating daily.
Arpin International Group has opened its newest international customer care center in Melbourne, the company’s first in Australia. The office will expand Arpin’s services, assisting corporate personnel who are moving to and from the region.
The government of Venezuela announced today that the country will be observing holy week beginning Sunday, March 20 thru Sunday, March 27, 2016. During this time, public and private sector businesses will be closed and only food, medicine, and emergency vehicles will be allowed to travel.
Your Arpin service team is aware of all inbound and outbound shipments and has planned accordingly to minimize any inconvenience to the relocating family. For urgent matters, contact your Arpin International Group Move Coordinator.
Effective immediately, hoverboards are banned from inclusion in ALL domestic and international household goods shipments. Arpin implemented this policy following numerous reports of the devices spontaneously erupting into flames. Between December of last year and February 2016, more than 50 hoverboard-related fires have been reported in the U.S., causing an estimated $2 million worth of damage*.
Amidst continued national security concerns, the United States has decided to continue its ban on air cargo shipments entering the country from Egypt following the crash of Metrojet Flight 9268. The downing of the flight, originally bound for Russia in October 2015, was found to be the result of a terrorist act.
Arpin International Group has learned that a strike by workers at the Port of Lisbon, Portugal is causing significant delays for inbound and outbound household goods shipments. The strike, which began on November 14, is expected to continue through December 31, 2015.
Due to an overwhelming volume of export customs applications during July 2015, Shanghai Customs has announced a large backlog of shipments as well as a full Customs-bonded warehouse. With that, effective immediately, it has issued a new process for export customs clearance, which in fact, may cause serious inconveniences and even costs to transferees and their sponsor companies. For the moment, this process pertains to Full Container Load (FCL) and has not yet been implemented for smaller Less than Container Load (LCL) shipments. And till now, no changes to Air shipment export requirements.
Arpin Group Earns Healthy Workplace Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce
Arpin Group was recognized with a Superior Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) for effective programs encouraging employee health and well-being in a meaningful way.
The first European Games will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015. In an effort to reduce traffic and allow for the safe movement of athletes and fans, the host city will be restricting freight traffic from entering Baku city June 1 – 30. Since the games will take place during the height of the peak moving season, the expectation is that there will be delays associated with any shipments inbound and outbound from Azerbaijan during this time.
Arpin Group recently sent two teams of employees to assist with the sorting and packing of donated items at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The Arpin Charitable Fund organized the volunteer initiative.
On the heels of a sustainability self-assessment, Arpin Group announced this month that it has formed a sustainability committee to continue its commitment to building a greener future. This committee will oversee the development of environmentally responsible programs and initiatives as the company continues to grow internationally.
Arpin Group received the 2015 Clean Energy Future Award for its leadership in sustainable energy practices, presented by U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Congressman James Langevin, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and other state leaders.
ISSP Profiles in Excellence Video Series Kicks Off with Insights from Sustainability Leaders
The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) announced today that ReNewable Now has become the premier media partner of ISSP. Under the terms of the agreement, ReNewable Now and ISSP will partner on a variety of joint promotional and marketing efforts to bring sustainability news and information to their respective audiences.